Jason Witten sees changes in Tony Romo, Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten believes he sees a difference out of this particular Cowboys squad early in this year's offseason program.

“There is not a lot of talk," Witten said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Just action. We know that is what it takes. We have got to prove it. Nobody is going to give you anything. For a lot of us, we know that time is now."

This urgency can perhaps best be seen in Tony Romo. The quarterback turns 32 this weekend and is no longer a rising star. This feels like a make-or-break year for Romo and he's changed his offseason behavior by choosing not to try qualifying for the U.S. Open in golf.

"I don't think anybody has ever doubted his dedication," Witten said. "But I do think there's a perception that goes along with that and there's something to be said for that. I don't think that ever takes away from anything he ever does on the football field. He's the first one in and the last one to leave. He's been that way for a long time."

This all sounds great, but we've heard talk like this in Dallas before. The reality is this nucleus has only made the playoffs once in the last four years. That trend needs to change or the team's personnel will start to change dramatically from the leadership on down.